Lockheed F-35 fighter would be combat ready on schedule with the Marine Corps by June 2015, followed in 2016 by deployment with the U.S. Air Force. The lack of ability of the F-35’s software to allow the fighter to fire its armament is expected to be solved by the outlined schedule.
OneWeb Ltd will build, launch and operate the world’s largest ever satellite network. Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne program will help make it possible with frequent satellite launches at a much lower cost and with greater reliability. The Virgin Group and Qualcomm Incorporated are the principle investors in OneWeb Ltd and Richard Branson was looking forward to sitting alongside OneWeb Ltd Founder Greg Wyler and Qualcomm Chairman Dr Paul Jacobs on the company’s board.